The new album from Wednesday — no, not that Wednesday — is here. Twin Plagues, the latest release from the Asheville, North Carolina quintet, is indie rock in the truest sense of the phrase, released via the Chicago label Orindal Records.
Twin Plagues includes the single — and our Song of the Week Honorable Mention — “Handsome Man.” On this album, Wednesday tap into many tried-and-true ‘90s touchstones. You can hear flashes of Pavement’s unpolished, lo-fi charm, The Breeders’ knack for earworm melodies, Codeine’s hypnotic slowcore, and My Bloody Valentine’s trademark roaring guitars. Altogether, however, Wednesday make these well-worn references feel fresh across the 12 tracks of Twin Plagues.
Lyrically, Wednesday aren’t afraid to step into the surreal: “I think the magical realism/absurd nature of Richard Braughtigan/George Saunders/Isabell Allende novels is what attracts me to them,” vocalist Karly Hartzman said in a statement. “I find comfort now in things that make no sense. Believing things happen in a random fashion is the only comfort in a world where bad things are always happening on purpose.”
Stream the album on Apple Music or Spotify below.
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Twin Plagues Tracklist:
01. Twin Plagues
02. Handsome Man
03. The Burned Down Dairy Queen
05. How Can You Live if You Can’t Love How Can You if You Do
06. Cody’s Only
08. Birthday Song
09. One More Last One
10. Three Sisters
12. Ghost of a Dog